1970 VW squareback

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Type III
  • SubModel: Squareback
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1970
  • VIN: 3602233143
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 1600 Dual Port
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: York, Pennsylvania, United States


Well, I’m finally throwing in the towel on the squareback project. A new family member will be my excuse. I couldn’t find the time before she arrived, and I definitely won’t find the time now that she is here. As you will see I had very good intentions and purchased a lot of stuff to retore it to a daily driver. It should have pretty much everything needed to get it road worthy. I have nothing to hide about this project so please ask any and all questions to be sure you want to purchase this car and complete the project. Regrettably, here is the run down:

1970 VW Squareback (sharknose) VIN 3602233143(this was before the country went to 17 digit VIN) Title matches VIN.

I bought the car in running condition. The engine case was leaking like crazy, the fuel lines were very aged. I tore the engine down with the plan to rebuild. As it would happen, I found a rebuilt dual port long block at a fair price so I purchased that instead of rebuilding.


This engine a rebuilt 1600 cc DP unit. Has never been run. You can still see assembly lube on the cams through the dipstick hole. It is on a stand and is 100%. New German heads, new jugs and pistons, aluminum pushrod tubes. New flywheel and clutch(installed). All accessories, tins (all there, not one missing), fuel system, oil cooler etc. will need to be assembled to the engine. I also have a brand new Tri-Mil tuck away ceramic coated exhaust for it. Currently the F.I. system is installed in the car and is functional. I believe there are two weber carbs in the front trunk area for installation. If I recall, there are spacers, but no linkage. There is an entire collection of seals and gaskets for the engine, including new fuel injector seals, oil cooler seals, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, etc. New fuel lines. Also have a new transmission output shaft that needs installed along with a transmission gasket kit.


Front rotors, wheel bearings, brake lines and pads are new, calipers rebuilt. New speedo cable, Rear wheel cylinders rebuilt, shoes and hoses are new.


All glass is present. Two rear window seals have been replaced. Have seals for all the rest of the windows that will need installed. Has carpet, newer upholstery, and head liner. Dash pad was replaced, but the one in it has a crack. Floors have been done. Some rust repair had already been completed by previous owner on the front end in the wheel well area and towers. Driver fender is dented. Rockers and rear fender wells need attention. Both doors and hood are replacement pieces and are different colors inside. Previous owner put paint on the exterior(not the best, but once other body repairs are done car will need paint anyway. Vehicle has both bumpers. Chrome is nice, no rot. I believe there is a new hatch seal and engine cover seal. All lights and lenses are there.


Tires are new. When I last worked on it I was putting new urethane bushings in the rear suspension. I did the driver side and lowered the car 1 inner torsion bar tooth. Never got around to doing the passenger side. So the car is sitting low in the back corner. I can make the adjustment to return it to stock height if desired, but it will load onto a car trailer as is. Have urethane bushings for passenger rear suspension that will need installed.

That’s pretty much it. Sorry for the pictures. The car is in a garage in Spring Grove and these were the best pictures I could take. I know I will regret getting rid of the car down the road. They are becoming fewer and fewer, but its time to pass it on. So come check it out and get it on the road again!